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UNWTO Convene Gender and Sustainable Tourism Development Event

Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010November 2011: At a recent event on gender and sustainable tourism development convened by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), participants agreed on the need for well-strategized, persistent and concerted efforts in raising awareness on gender issues in the tourism sector. 

Aiming to raise the profile of gender issues in tourism, the event held on 9 November 2011, in London, UK, included a presentation of the Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010, a joint study by UNWTO and UN Women. According to UNWTO, participants highlighted the need to build on the study, ensuring data on gender is regularly collected worldwide so as to track the real progress of women in the tourism sector. [UNWTO Press Release] [Publication: Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010]